Does your OSU Extension Office have tree/arborist experts available to...

Asked June 18, 2014, 11:10 AM EDT

Does your OSU Extension Office have tree/arborist experts available to educate the public about tree care, trimming and removal? Is there information on how to evaluate the methods tree services tell us when interviewed about trimming or removal of a tree?

Lake County Ohio

1 Response

If you hire an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist then you can rest assured that these arborists intend to care for the tree, as long as it is safe to do so. If the tree is unsafe then they will recommend that it be removed. Here is a fact sheet that addresses how to hire an ISA certified arborist.

http://www.treesaregood.org/treecare/resources/hire_arborist.pdf

Hope this helps, erik